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The University Liggett School alumni website is your place to connect with classmates, learn about what's happening at school and in our community, and support the University Liggett School experience for current and future students.

This is your school and your community. We offer many ways to get and stay in touch with old friends, share your expertise, and tap into the incredible talent and energy that is the University Liggett School community.

The best way to stay connected is to attend alumni events, "like us" on social media, or contact your Class Representative. The Class Notes section of Perspective is also a great way to stay informed about what's happening with your classmates.

We're glad you're here and welcome you to explore. If you don't find what you're looking for, have ideas about how to contribute or simply want to share a memory, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Katie Durno at

Alumni Facts and Figures

  • University Liggett School is the oldest independent school in Michigan
  • We are comprised of four predecessor schools:
    • The Liggett School, founded in 1878
    • Detroit University School, founded in 1899
    • Grosse Pointe Country Day School, founded in 1915
    • Grosse Pointe University School, founded in 1954
  • We have almost 4,600 active alumni in more than 21 countries around the world
  • New York has the highest number of alumni outside of Michigan (there are more than 175 Knights in the Empire State)
  • Our alumni have won Pulitzer Prizes, Tony and Emmy Awards, medaled in the Olympics and been lauded in myriad other ways!
  • We currently have 17 faculty/staff emeritus
  • Longest-serving teacher? Francis J McCann (47 years)
  • Alumni comprise the largest group of donors to the Annual Fund
  • This past school year, there were almost 50 alumni with children enrolled at ULS
  • Our newest batch of alumni is the Class of 2021 (with 70 students!)
  • We are called the Knights because DUS was once housed in a building known as “The Castle”
Alumni Table

From left to right (front row): Charlie Roby ’88, Christal Phillips ’01, Briana Bellamy ’13, Vice President Ellie Farber ’11,
Rahsaan Trice ’12; From left to right (back row) Anthony Palleschi ’12, Angela Walton-Jones ’89, President Greg Jones ’07,
Tom Matthews ‘77

2021-22 Alumni Board of Governors

Briana Bellamy '13
Chelsea Baumgarten '07
William Canfield '64 (Regional Rep)
Yolanda Curry '95
Drew Dettlinger '11

Jack Elsey, Jr. '00
Vice President: Ellie Farber '11
Angela Walton Jones '89
President: Greg Jones '07
Christianne Malone '00

Thomas M. Matthews '77
Billy Marx '12
Patrick Monahan '12
Kassidy Olson '12
Anthony Palleschi '12

Christal Phillips '01
Charles Roby '88
John DeLuca Spina '00
Thomas J. Stevenson, IV '14
Rahsaan Trice '12

Contact Us

Cressie Boggs_005_pp


Director of Development and Alumni Relations


Katie Durno

Development and Alumni Relations Manager

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